Memories spark of a picture I burned

Relished of ash for the truth that I’ve learned

But what is truth? Can’t tell by those eyes

It’s hidden behind masks of effortless lies

For, emerging this thought set aflame by pure rage

Unlocks a preach taught inside life’s metal cage

Words are so fragile, so easily said

Yet sharp as a knife, leaving scars in your head

Your heart and your spirit take little to fool

Broken and tattered in one day at school

Words mask the hatred that runs through their minds

That’s hiding the pain only honesty finds

But honesty’s something that few can obtain

A soul that stood tall thought the winds and the rain

Experience teaches that hate’s to despise

Though hate is required through honesty’s eyes

It’s not hard to do if it happened to you

And you taught me that love’s a miracle, too

A miracle flipped in a blink of an eye

For life WILL hurt you, despite how hard you try

Thanks for the lessons you took time to teach

Tempting your love ‘fore my innocent reach

But your love was like candy sweet, absolute, sure

Till it’s forced down my throat isn’t sweet anymore

Let’s count all the promises, baby, you broke

Turning my love for you into a joke

Well thank you for stealing my innocent heart

Thousands of tears shed for you from the start

And now I watch the picture burn

Expressionless, numb, from the truth that I learn

The memory faded from present to not

To wait to remind me the lessons you taught